New USM president personally overseeing Gulf Coast progress

USM's new president is racking up miles to oversee the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast campus.

Martha Saunders has been traveling to the Coast every other week, and starting next fall she will visit weekly.

It's part of her approach to forming stronger ties with Southern Miss and the Gulf Coast community, she says.

Saunders says she is pleased with the progress of the rebuilding at the Gulf Coast campus.